Humanity is poised to take a huge leap forward, as a convergence of next-gen technologies combine to give us unprecedented power over our own biology. Here's a roadmap to the key technologies and how it's going to play out in the coming decades.
'I'm not dying, I'm transforming': Doctor diagnosed with terminal motor neurone disease hopes to become the world's first true cyborg
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has launched efforts to create a vaccine that would protect people from most flu strains, all at once, with a single shot.
Mystery of how Earth's toughest creature, the tardigrade, can survive radiation equivalent to 25 hours at Chernobyl ground zero is solved by discovery of protein shield
Brain inserts and carbon-absorbing bacteria aren't just the fantasies of Silicon Valley's richest executives, they're also a part of a larger hope to advance artificial intelligence and computing efforts.
According to evidence cited in this paper, of the 1,000 or so gut bacteria we know of, any given individual will have around 160 different species of bacteria colonizing their gut.
Artificial blood made in the laboratory could be transfused into ANY patient - regardless of their blood type, claim scientists
Nextbigfuture interviewed Tony Seba of RethinkX on their latest analysis of emerging global technology disruption.
An experimental trial to reduce the mosquito population in Brazil through the deliberate release of 450,000 genetically modified mosquitoes has failed miserably and may have even created a genetic hybrid super species.
When skills and abilities can be bought rather than learned, it will be survival of the richest
Humans are able to fully regenerative when we are less than 8 weeks after cell germination. We are still in the womb 3-8 weeks after cell germination, then we can fully regenerate.
Small study is 'not rock solid' but could have huge consequences for ageing, experts say
Leopard has bizarre standoff with a porcupine as it struggles to work out how to capture the prickly prey
Rumble in the jungle! Incredible moment African elephant gets into a FIGHT with a rhino and almost tramples her baby underfoot
For the first time, brain tissue grown in a lab has spontaneously exhibited electrical activity, and it looks startlingly similar to human brain activity. More specifically, it resembles the brain activity of premature babies.
The animals could hold the key to how human speech has evolved
There may be life on the Moon after all: virtually indestructible beings that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe, and decades without food.
Too bad the cast of Jaws never got to meet Andrew Mayne and his Ghost Diver getup.
A HUMAN-MONKEY hybrid has been grown in a lab in China in a world first scientific breakthrough.
As crop plants "breathe" through the pores in their leaves, they release an assortment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. A new smartphone-connected device analyzes those chemicals within a matter of minutes, detecting and identifying
In 2016, a paper published by 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries analyzed satellite data and concluded that there had been a roughly 14 percent increase in green vegetation over 30 years.
A veteran Nessie hunter claims to have filmed two 20ft monsters swimming together in the legendary Scottish loch.
A few years ago scientists examined the metabolic activity of several contestants taking part in The Biggest Loser, a weight loss competition TV show.
Adoctor has been "sacked" as a medical assessor for a government department after refusing to renounce his Christian belief that gender is determined at birth, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
Bone marrow transplants are a common treatment for certain conditions related to the blood, but the patient's immune system can often react badly to the foreign cells and attack them.
Fossils are the most reliable way we can piece together the history of humans, but some clues have been inside us all along. The human genome can tell us where we've come from, and it's hiding more than a few surprises.